11-Mar-2014 - Ireland remains a significant small molecule drug manufacturing hub the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) says, despite a number of API plant closures.
11-Mar-2014 - Nearly a quarter of drugs made in Jammu & Kashmir and 10% of those produced in Himachal Pradesh are substandard according to new testing data published by CDSCO.
11-Mar-2014 - Pfizer’s $3.5m expansion of an Indonesian solid oral dose plant will increase capacity by 76%, the company says.
11-Mar-2014 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) push for safety by design is driving development in pill coating according to Colorcon MD Steve Facer who took in-Pharmatechnologist.com on a tour of the firm's facility in Dartford, UK.
10-Mar-2014 - Publication of a US FDA enforcement report detailing a recall by Ranbaxy in January saw the beleaguered Indian drugmakers’ share price fall 3% last week.
10-Mar-2014 - Bristol-Myers Squibb says 160 jobs will be affected in Ireland as changing market demand drives the closure of an API plant.
10-Mar-2014 - Drug excipient makers in India and those serving the market have a dedicated IPEC chapter after the delayed fifth branch of the industry group was finally formally incorporated at the end of January.
06-Mar-2014 - A GSK-led consortium will develop manufacturing technologies in a Government-backed scheme intended to safeguard the UK drug production sector.
06-Mar-2014 - Boehringer Ingelheim says it will pump a further €330m ($453m) into a German manufacturing facility critised by the US FDA in its rejection of the drug empagliflozin.
06-Mar-2014 - The US FDA has released draft guidance on how post-approval manufacturing changes should be reported in annual reports.
06-Mar-2014 - The Alliance for a Stronger FDA has expressed disappointment that President Obama’s FY 15 budget request for FDA falls short of what the agency needs to fulfill its responsibilities.
05-Mar-2014 - The US FDA has approved a weekly single-use syringe for AstraZeneca’ Bydureon as Lilly reveals its ambition in the GLP-1 drug market.
05-Mar-2014 - Addiction doctors have petitioned the US FDA to prevent Zohydro ER, the first single-entity hydrocodone painkiller, hitting the market this month citing its potential for abuse. Its maker, Zogenix, has been tight-lipped on whether the drug’s formulation uses anti-abuse technology.
05-Mar-2014 - Fresenius Kabi has announced plans for a new $47m (€34m) infusion products manufacturing and cancer drug compounding facility in Australia.
04-Mar-2014 - The New Zealand Medicines and Medical Services Safety Authority is looking to update its abbreviated evaluation process, which is intended to be a simpler and quicker process than the standard evaluation process.
04-Mar-2014 - Eli Lilly says investment in its Sao Paolo, Brazil packaging plant will support growth for the local market.
04-Mar-2014 - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) stressed the potential benefits of continuous process validation in guidance issued this week and underlined that data submitted by drugmakers must demonstrate the adequacy of production operations at each site.
04-Mar-2014 - The US FDA outlined in draft guidance the ways in which sponsors must submit data for their HIV vaccines and other treatments.
03-Mar-2014 - Plans to give customs officers the power to seize and destroy suspected fake medicines as they move through the EU have been welcomed by industry group EFPIA.
03-Mar-2014 - UCB has more than drugs in its 2015 pipeline, while BUPA and biotechs hire new recruits.